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“An excellent welcome for all the family”

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Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
Ranked #192 of 1,081 Hotels in London
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

I stayed with my family (husband, 3 children aged 12, 10 and 4) this weekend at the Kingsley for the first time. We had an excellent stay, not least because we were all welcomed and treated as valued guests, not just the adults! On checking in, the children were all offered a chocolate bar and activity pack, very welcome to fill the gap between sightseeing and going out again for dinner and the theatre.
The room (Junior Suite) was a great size for all of us and our rate also included breakfast, which offered so much choice there was plenty for everyone to find what suited them. We were also made really welcome at breakfast, again with the children being spoken to as well, not just the adults.
The location is fantastic for easy walks to the British Museum, Covent Garden, many theatres, Chinatown and so many restaurants and attractions. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone, not only families.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Sudhanshu R, Relationship Manager at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2014

Dear Guest,
Thank you for staying with us and for your positive feedback of Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley. Glad to learn you had a great family holiday. Genuine pleasure to read that the unbeatable location of Thistle Holborn, scrumptious fresh breakfast spread and a spacious Junior suite topped with the wonderful service focus by the hard working team made the stay more pleasurable, welcomed, valued and overall an excellent stay.
I look forward to welcome you and family soon for yet another fabulous holiday.
Warm regards
S Rathee

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

We have stayed at the Kingsley twice in the past few weeks and on both occasions we found the hotel to be really welcoming, spotlessly clean, with decent sized rooms. The location is excellent as it is a simple 10 minute walk to the theatre district and Oxford Street. On each occasion we stayed in 2 rooms being party of 3 adults on the first trip and 2 adults and 2 teenagers on the second one. All four rooms were clean and tidy and reasonably spacious for central London hotels. The breakfast is excellent, really well laid out and with faultlessly welcoming and attentive staff. We are so pleased that, at last, we have found a decent value central London hotel with such good staff.

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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Stayed here for two nights to see a show . From checking in the staff and service are excellent all the staff are pleasant and friendly always smiling and ready to help . We had a room on the fifth floor very quiet but a little small . The bed was very comfy with a choice of pillows .The bathroom was also very good plenty of hot water . Breakfast was excellent so was the restaurant we dined there both nights the salmon with noodles perfect . The added bonus to this hotel is the easy walk to places the theatre , Coventry garden , and for shopping it's at the end of Oxford Street . We visit London often and will definitely stay here again

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

It was the location that made us choose this hotel, and it was even better than we had imagined, since a number of busses stopped just in front of the main door. The room was fine until we noticed the new air conditioner/heater was running amok. The hotel staff was really professional in trying to handle the problem, and gave us a reasonable (and clever) compensation for our nuisance. We would certainly book this hotel again.

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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We stayed at the Thistle Holborn for four nights. Room was a bit small. However, bed was very comfortable so was the bathroom. Breakfast was excellent. Hotel is located at the end of Oxford Street nearby Covent Garden and subway (Circle Line and Piccadilly Line; direct connection to Heathrow). British Museum is just around the corner.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Great hotel. Location is great for sightseeing Central with everything just around the corner. Very quiet room on 5th floor, big room comfortable beds. Slight problem with air conditioning/heating but this was sorted very quickly we were changed rooms to another fantastic room. Just wished i'd gotten the womans name at reception she made our stay very welcoming. Good selection of breakfast caters for every taste. Nice friendly bar downstairs. Would definitely return!

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

My wife and I stayed here as part of an overnight break including a show. Really friendly hotel in the centre of theatre land. Breakfast was excellent and I'd hoped to order a half bottle of champers to make it go with a swing as it was my wife's birthday but the Manageress apologised that they could not offer us any. However, unannounced, a few minutes later 2 glasses of Bucks Fizz were brought to our table "on the house!"

That, Ladies & Gentlemen, is called going the extra mile - and is the first time I have ever experienced special treatment in a London hotel. Thanks to the Manageress & staff for looking after us so well. I'll definitely be going back.

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Address: Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SD, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > London > Bloomsbury
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Hotel Style:
#79 Romantic Hotel in London
#101 Business Hotel in London
#151 Luxury Hotel in London
Price Range: £118 - £238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley 4*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Following a recent extensive £10 million restoration and refurbishment program at the hotel, every area of the hotel has been transformed – our bedrooms have been completely modernised with a contemporary design and vibrant soft furnishings. Our public areas reflect the new contemporary style but retain elements of the hotel’s traditional Edwardian features. London landmarks like the British Museum and Covent Garden and Oxford Street are within easy walking distance. Just five minutes from Holborn and Tottenham Court Road Tube Stations. ... more   less 
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